Sunday, June 13, 2010

Anthology


I - II - III - IV
PW: Henry's Archive

40 comments:

Herny said...

Could you plz post the disc four, thanks a lot....

Anonymous said...

great post!!!

=D

looking forward to it....

thanks!!!

Anonymous said...

thanks for the music !

however, i am not much of a technical person, so I am unable to play the .SD2F files on my Windows PC either using Windows Media Player or VLC.

could you please help me in either converting these files or sugges which software should i use to play them ?

thanks,
ps.

Anonymous said...

Hi Henry,

It seems the sd2f format is almost obsolete nowadays. I've been googling around and only found that TOAST 6 can mount it, but I have only TOAST 10 which can't do it.

I believe people are comfortable with FLAC format, which is also loseless and smaller. If you can kindly rip it again, we'll be extremely thankful.
Here are some tools for you: http://sbooth.org/Max/

thanks,
Rio

: said...

I made this with Toast 10.
go to Copy -> Image File -> Select
then burn as audio CD,no compression whatsoever.

Anonymous said...

i'll use toast, then., no problem... as for FLAC, I can't do anything with it... since we're on the subject, can anyone tell me how to even listen to and/or burn a FLAC?

Anonymous said...

Hi Henry,

Toast is a software which runs on Mac. How can people using Windows-based PCs convert/ burn as Audio CD or play sd2f files.

help on the same would be appreciated!

thanks,
ps.

: said...

You can convert FLAC with xACT (also for APE and SHN) or XLD and Peak Pro 6 does the job also, just like Toast 10.
I have no experience with Windows system but you can Google around or try: http://avaxhome.ws
very interesting site (you don't have to subscribe)
stay tuned,
Henry

Anonymous said...

I've just updated to the newest version of Toast 10. Whenever I drop .sd2f file to toast, it crashes. I reinstalled it, deleted all the preferences files, no help. It seems there is nothing I can do with it.

Henry, please, FLAC files.....

Rio

Anonymous said...

XLD does the trick

: said...

OK, I'll FLAC it
this will take some time
Henry

Anonymous said...

Thank you for re-ripping with flac--I'll be happy to hear this!

: said...

the Dilruba is my absolute favorite one (track 2 part4),
Henry

Anonymous said...

thanks for the posts!!!! I remember once you posted some Alauddin Khan video, afetr I had requested it... Here is an Alauddin which you may not have heard:

http://www.mediafire.com/?czk3qnrv26141zo


feel free to share, post, whatever...

=D

Anonymous said...

@Anonymous: Can you tell me more about the track you have posted, of Alauddin Khan. Who was the tabla player, year of recording, whether it is published or not (which company/album), etc. :-)

Many thanks for the track.

: said...

Great track indeed but I have no info whatsoever.
Maybe D can provide us some?
greetings,
Henry

Anonymous said...

album = "Akashvani Sangeet"

All India Radio, publ. 2006

from the intro notes by Ravi Shankar, it seems Baba was in his late 70's or early 80's --- Ravi feels this doesn't give the correct impression of his greatness & energy.

No other info, but I'll re-read the notes in full & add anything, if I can...

=D

so glad you enjoyed it!!!!!

Anonymous said...

oops -- rec. 1962

no tabla info

=D

Anonymous said...

looking around, i see i've got a 2-cd MAIHAR GHARANA set that includes about 1/2-cd of Baba, in some very brief (2-3 min.) tracks playing all sorts of different instruments, like violin...

I've also got 2-cd's of the PATIALA GHARANA all with Fateh Ali Khan.

If either interest you, I can upload...

=D

: said...

Yes please upload.
You can put the url. overhere.
Thanks for the info,
Henry

Anonymous said...

So happy to share with you after all this time. I've enjoyed basically everything you've ever posted.

I had academic affiliation a few years back, so my "Interlibrary Loan" requests almost always got filled & I was able to gather a few obscure titles. I was trying to complete the "Chairman's Choice" series but these were the only *Great Gharanas* titles I could get (no others were held by any USA libraries). And then I ran out of time to try any of the other sections. Looks like an amazing series, though!

I've been doing this for a LONG time, which some other bloggers haven't quite been able to understand. So my "scans" are xeroxes (from out of my manila file & cardboard box) and a digital camera. So sorry, at this time I don't have the most crucial piece of paper which is the track listings!!! It IS somewhere, and I WILL get it to you. With all of the moving, it ended up in a different place. I know it is around, somewhere. Also, just this morning while making the pics, I didn't photo the 'glossary,' which was a bit basic. Other than that, you now have everything I have.

=D

Anonymous said...

MAIHAR:
http://www.mediafire.com/?oct0kikuowkmaxn#1


as for Patiala, it is my own rip from cassettes. Again, the school had a nice little ripping setup. The track numbers make it seem like something may be missing. That's just b/c sometimes I would mess-up the rip and have to start over. It was a tape-to-CD setup, so that would mean my second try would be "track #2", etc. The album IS complete and all of the paperwork is complete, this time. Vol. 1 just had a different front cover picture versus vol. 2, but the biographical blurb was the same.

PATIALA:
(sorry --- next comment... mediafire crashed)

Anonymous said...

while we're waiting on PATIALA GHARANA, i want to ask about a PDF copy of My Music My Life? Is one around anywhere & easily accessible? They've got the book at my local library, so i'm really just being lazy & trying to save 20-30 minutes of time. Its not a crucial request & certainly not worth taking the time to scan.

For decades -- literally -- i've been trying to learn some ragas. I began at a serious deficit, not even being able to match pitch and certainly unable to string 2 or 3 pitches together in sequence. Little by little, i've been working & lately found a system which suits my lifestyle. I have a small ukelele which I can take with me when I hike deep into the mountains. In the fresh, natural environment, I find I have the concentration & silence required for truly productive practice.

I know the equal-tampered tuning of my Uke is slightly different from N. Indian tuning, but I'm doing my best. After getting a few pitches from the uke clearly in my head (double-checked by singing into a portable electronic guitar tuner), I sing them while plucking 1-5-1-5, trying somewhat to replicate the effect of a drone...

Just a few months ago, finally, a vocal version of Malkauns really got into my head like nothing ever had before, but its such a late night raga. I found plenty of other ragas broken-down on the web, but i feel like i can really have *confidence* in Ravi & what he's teaching. [[[I enjoyed very much the NB and the RS audio file lessons which you posted!!!]]]

I still remember, back in the 90's, perusing the several Raga Guide-type books at Berkeley's Bazaar of India, and one raga was for singing "in the afternoon, by a sacred stream." I'm still working toward that point & would appreciate any feedback you (or others) might have...

OK patiala should be ready within the hour...

THANK YOU, again...

Anonymous said...

PATIALA:
http://www.mediafire.com/?l0htrbzeda806dt


finally, last question/comment/statement for now:

Ravi's comments on the Akashvani series led me to wonder if we have any EARLY recordings of Allauddin Khan available? In addition to whaqt I sent you, all I've got is the 5-cd set, the one track on Morning-to-Midnight, and maybe 1 or 2 more on cassette with really crunchy sound. All of them, apparently, were made when he was an octogenarian/nonogenarian!!! (and his power is still nothing short of mindblowing!!!)

: said...

Thanks for this.
Just listening to the Nikhil track.Is this Hemant? I wonder because it's one of my favorite raags.
great upload,
Henry

Anonymous said...

I found some info regarding purchasing the album, and also some reviews... Not an exact track listing and it may not even be correct, up-to-date, or the same album we're talking about... BUT, it said:

Ali Akbar plays Durga and Zilla Kafi

Ravi Shankar plays Mishra Piloo and Rasiya

Nikhil Banerjee plays Puriya Kalyan

Anonymous said...

I want to thank you, also, Henry... I truly have had a breakthru with my whole raga-mind, thanks to you...

I finally now have enough comparative examples to burn an entire CD of just a single raga--- or sometimes multiple CD's where whole individual CD's are just one artist's interpretation...

I'm really honing-in on just a few individual raga forms, and getting them much more into my head & consciousness than ever before...

=D

: said...

aha, it was Puriya Kalyan.
I have a Ravi version of it(one of the best Ravis if you ask me)
Puriya Kalyan 31'00
Purvi Kalyan 20'30
Dhun Man Pasand 11'40
Radio France 26 june '86
thanks again,
Henry

Anonymous said...

sounds cool!!!

=D

Anonymous said...

Hello all,

Looking thru the harddrive at some of Henry's great posts, and I just ran into an NB Bombay '65 which is over 2.5 hours long!!! Wow, what a great post... Can anyone tell me what Raga?

: said...

Hello,
the Mumbai '65:

Alap in Bilaskhani Todi
Gat in Jogiya Kalingra
Alap & Gat in Bhairavi, Thumri Style

in awesome mono!
Henry

Anonymous said...

its a monster of a tape, my friend!!!

thanks for the addl. info, too.

=D

Anonymous said...

me again, Henry... yo, i'm the happiest dude around b/c just tonight i'm actually finally able to rip some of my old cassettes... here's the first of four sides of Alauddin Khan.. (Link is for the --still incomplete -- Kaushi Bhairav familiar in even less complete form via Morning to Midnight vol. #1... All India Radio, no other dates or personel or anything else given...)

enjoy!

=D
http://www.mediafire.com/?7tfx14hn3x7afu6

Anonymous said...

Hem is the b-side of Kaushi Bhairav, with no further info... the other 2 are: A.I.R. from 13-5-1963...

http://www.mediafire.com/?6w7xo6ueup796jw

http://www.mediafire.com/?0l5rncobc5icou4

http://www.mediafire.com/?1575xv8mk3ovxzo

Oedipa said...

Henry. Just found your magnificent blog. I realize I'm a little late at this, but, is there a FLAC available of this (Anthology of North Indian Classical Music, I should add after this off-topic orgy!) or did that update never happen? Since I don't have a Mac, I can't open the sd2f:s. Just being curious, and puzzled since the post is tagged Flac and since the comments suggest there was an update, and thinking I'm blind or crazy or something, and of course also a little eager to hear this, I have vol. 4 on vinyl and it's easily one of my five, no, three most played LPs... magnificent stuff. In any case, thanks for posting!

: said...

the flacs are "under" the last (bottom) pictures, left picture-> part 1-2, right picture-> part 3-4.
Just click the pictures, MU still active.

Oedipa said...

Oh, thanks, how could I miss that! Sounds amazing this far, just what I was hoping for. Beautiful. Thank you so much.

PORNOGRAPH said...

thanks a lot for this wonderful collection. could you please post the cover and in lay in full resolution?

: said...

sorry no artwork, music only.
Henry

Valentin MH said...

Had this before in mp3 format and I have the full track-list and some info about this 4-CD set, however didn't found any covers/booklet scans...my favorite is 1-3, the Khyal in Raga Sujani Malhar of Yunus Hussain Khan...http://tinyurl.com/AWM-NICM